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M1917 Cartridge Belts - L.C.C. & Co. 1918

Started by sig40shooter , Dec 04 2012 10:52 PM

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#1 sig40shooter

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:52 PM

I have a couple of older cartridge belts that were gifted to me. I have done some research and have learned a little about them in general. I am hoping to get a little more insight from the pros here. Any info would be great. Thanks in advance everyone!

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:59 PM

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:23 AM

Agreed, they are both WW1 belts. These are made from canvass (as a wartime measure) rather than the woven web used by both Mills and Russell. They are dated during 1918.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:56 PM

Thank you very much for the info. I guess I need to do some research as to the difference between the "woven web" and "canvas". At any rate I am pretty excited about the belts. Thanks again for the info guys! I look forward to learning more as I investigte my new collection!

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:46 PM

Thank you very much for the info. I guess I need to do some research as to the difference between the "woven web" and "canvas". At any rate I am pretty excited about the belts. Thanks again for the info guys! I look forward to learning more as I investigte my new collection!


It's quite simple. Mills invented a machine which woved pouches integral with the belt (reckognizable for its puckered bottom pouches) while other contractors had to stitch pouches to the belt (as your belts).

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